The Best Episodes of Pokémon

Last Updated: Nov 30, 2018

A young boy named Ash Ketchum embarks on a journey to become a "Pokemon Master" with his first Pokemon, Pikachu. Joining him on his travels are Brock, a girl-obsessed Rock Pokemon Trainer, and Misty, a tomboyish Water Pokemon Trainer who may have a crush on him. Ash and Co. end up traveling through various regions, including Kanto, the Orange Islands, and Johto, and then enter the Pokemon League competitions there. Along the way, they run into many confrontations with Jessie, James, and Meowth, a trio of Pokemon thieves who are apart of an evil organization called "Team Rocket". But everytime Team Rocket try to do their evil deeds, they fail thanks to Ash and his Pokemon.

Championing a Research Battle!

#1 - Championing a Research Battle!

Season 17 - Episode 25

star 9.56
25 votes
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The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!

#2 - The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!

Season 15 - Episode 32

Ash and his friends come across the Kanto Fair, and seeing a Charmander perform on stage reminds him of his old friend Charizard. He tells Iris, Cilan and N about his and Charizard's history, with Misty and Brock making cameos during the tale. Professor Oak sends Charizard over, and after he meets Iris' Dragonite, the two trainers agree to have a friendly match. Ash's offer to let Charizard rejoin his team is met with approval from all parties involved.

star 9.19
16 votes
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One Journey Ends, Another Begins...

#3 - One Journey Ends, Another Begins...

Season 18 - Episode 21

star 9.15
33 votes
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Team Plasma and the Awakening Ceremony!

#4 - Team Plasma and the Awakening Ceremony!

Season 15 - Episode 37

Ash and N prepare to save Iris, Cilan, and Professor Juniper's father from the clutches of Team Plasma before Ghetsis can revive Reshiram, but their attempts to fight back are hampered by Colress's Pokémon controlling machine, forcing them all to call back their Pokémon. Pikachu gets hit by the machine's beam, which sways N into surrendering the Light Stone in exchange for its freedom just as Ghetsis arrives, ready to begin the ritual.

star 9.13
15 votes
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A Grand Fight for Winning!

#5 - A Grand Fight for Winning!

Season 13 - Episode 20

The final round of the Grand Festival has arrived. As they promised long ago, Dawn and Zoey are the final two contestants. As the battle begins, Zoey chooses her Glameow and her newly evolved Gallade, while Dawn goes with Piplup and Togekiss. With only one battle standing between them and the Ribbon Cup the battle is sure to be fierce, but who will ultimately win?

star 9.09
11 votes
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Finals Not for the Faint-Hearted!

#6 - Finals Not for the Faint-Hearted!

Season 17 - Episode 37

star 9.09
23 votes
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The Synchronicity Test!

#7 - The Synchronicity Test!

Season 17 - Episode 23

star 9.00
22 votes
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Gotta Get a Gible!

#8 - Gotta Get a Gible!

Season 12 - Episode 53

Ash and friends continue on their way to the next town when they notice that the Gible they helped has been following them. Ash decides to try and catch it, but Barry shows up and wants to catch it too. Now the two trainers race to capture it first.

star 9.00
10 votes
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Battling a Thaw in Relations!

#9 - Battling a Thaw in Relations!

Season 13 - Episode 31

Ash and Paul's battle in the Sinnoh League quarter-finals rages on as both trainers give it their all. Eventually, both Ash and Paul have just one Pokémon remaining; Infernape for Ash and Electivire for Paul. Which trainer will emerge victorious in this decisive battle and move on to the semi-finals?

star 9.00
15 votes
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Moment of Lumiose truth!

#10 - Moment of Lumiose truth!

Season 16 - Episode 67

star 9.00
15 votes
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Showcase, debut!

#11 - Showcase, debut!

Season 16 - Episode 60

The day of the Hiyoku City Tripokalon arrives and the group reunites with Sana. Serena makes a step towards her dream but quickly learns that first times can be tough.

star 9.00
18 votes
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Forming a More Perfect Union!

#12 - Forming a More Perfect Union!

Season 17 - Episode 43

star 8.94
17 votes
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Defending the homeland!

#13 - Defending the homeland!

Season 16 - Episode 69

star 8.93
14 votes
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Pokemon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu (2)

#14 - Pokemon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu (2)

Season 11 - Episode 20

J has managed to capture Riolu and delivers it to her client. In order to help get it back, Ash is reunited with his old Ranger friend Solana, and together they agree to save Riolu.

star 8.93
14 votes
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A Meeting of Two Journeys

#15 - A Meeting of Two Journeys

Season 17 - Episode 13

star 8.92
26 votes
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A League of His Own!

#16 - A League of His Own!

Season 17 - Episode 32

star 8.89
18 votes
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The Battle Finale of Legend!

#17 - The Battle Finale of Legend!

Season 12 - Episode 48

Cyrus has succeeded in his goal of awakening Dialga and Palkia and now the entire Sinnoh region is in danger. Cyrus plans to rebuild the world in his image, but that means the destruction of everything. Can Ash, Dawn, Brock, Looker, and Cynthia stop Team Galactic and save Sinnoh?

star 8.88
16 votes
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Analysis Versus Passion!

#18 - Analysis Versus Passion!

Season 17 - Episode 34

star 8.85
20 votes
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An Electrifying Rage!

#19 - An Electrifying Rage!

Season 17 - Episode 17

star 8.85
26 votes
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A Full Course Tag Battle!

#20 - A Full Course Tag Battle!

Season 11 - Episode 24

At a pier near Lake Valor, Ash, Dawn, and Brock wait for a ship to come which has their old friend May on it. The boat lands and they greet each other. As they leave the pier May talks about Max, reveals her new Glaceon and tells about her travels in Johto. When Ash gets hungry, she tells them she made reservations at the Seven Stars Restaurant. Once they get there, they find out they must win a tag battle before they can eat. Ash and Brock win their battle easily, but before Dawn and May can battle Team Rocket steals food from the restaurant and they decide to find them and get it backd Dawn.

star 8.83
12 votes
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Challenging A Towering Figure!

#21 - Challenging A Towering Figure!

Season 12 - Episode 37

Ash and friends find out that the main event for the Twinleaf Town Festival is a battle tournament, and the winner gets to have a battle with the Sinnoh Battle Frontier Brain, Palmer. Excited about that, Ash enters the tournament with hopes of battling him.

star 8.83
12 votes
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Fairy-Type Trickery!

#22 - Fairy-Type Trickery!

Season 16 - Episode 74

star 8.83
12 votes
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All eyes on the future!

#23 - All eyes on the future!

Season 16 - Episode 92

star 8.82
17 votes
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A Full-Strength Battle Surprise!

#24 - A Full-Strength Battle Surprise!

Season 17 - Episode 26

star 8.81
21 votes
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When Regions Collide!

#25 - When Regions Collide!

Season 18 - Episode 43

star 8.80
25 votes
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